item belongs. This is necessary since figures are pre-
pared for assembly groups and subassembly groups,
and listings are divided into the same groups.
Second. Find the figure covering the assem-
bly group or subassembly group to which the item
(3) Third. Identify the item on the figure and use
the Figure and Item Number Index to find the NSN.
When National Stock Number of Part Number is
(1) First. Using the National Stock Number or
Part Number Index, find the pertinent National Stock
Number or Part Number. The NSN index is in National
Item Identification Number (NIIN) sequence (see para-
graph 4.a.(1)). me part numbers in the Part Number
index are listed in ascending alphanumeric sequence
(see paragraph 4.b). Both Indexes cross-reference you
to the illustration/figure and item number of the item you
are looking for.
Second. Turn to the figure and item number,
verify that the item is the one youre looking for, then lo-
cate the Item number in the repair parts list for the figure.
For standard abbreviations see MIL-STD-12D, MIlitary
Standard Abbreviations for Use on Drawings, Specifica-
tions, Standards, and In Technical Documents.
NIIN . . . . . . . . National Item Identification Number
(consists of me last 9 digits of the NSN)
RPSTL . . . . . . Repair Parts and Special Tools List